The Pathologist Who Worked Herself to Death

It's the standard MO of surgery now. If tissue is removed it's analyzed on a microscopic level before a diagnosis is render. By in the late 18th century it was novel to examine tissue so intensely, and the concept of tissue pathology was brought to us by Marie Francois-Xavier Prichat. Mme Prichat however did not have a long life to bask in her successes, she died of overwork at age 31. So when you get a biopsy and go in for the consultation with your gyno to decide what to do next. Think over the woman who toiled over a microscope with the optics that would make us cringe today to understand just how important that information is to our care.

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